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It's certainly fun to contemplate our #1 overall pick. At #3, we're assured of taking a known commodity. Taillon, Pomeranz, McGuire, Ranaudo, Harper, etc...

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Alabama shortstop Josh Rutledge. He's a junior, hitting a healthy .370 and I've heard he can handle the position defensively. We could sure use a polished mature SS prospect. Would 2nd round be too high? or might he already be taken by the time we pick in the 2nd?

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It's certainly fun to contemplate our #1 overall pick. At #3, we're assured of taking a known commodity. Taillon, Pomeranz, McGuire, Ranaudo, Harper, etc...

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Alabama shortstop Josh Rutledge. He's a junior, hitting a healthy .370 and I've heard he can handle the position defensively. We could sure use a polished mature SS prospect. Would 2nd round be too high? or might he already be taken by the time we pick in the 2nd?

We lost our 2nd-rounder when we signed Mike Gonzalez.

Rutledge is a solid prospect, and may be around in R3... he certainly has value at that pick, though he doesn't present the upside I'd like to see. He's a good player and one that would be a nice addition, regardless.

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The Rice 3B is projected to have "Gold Glove" caliber defense at 3B, and some say he could even handle 2B.

He is the most polished college hitter in the ranks. He hits for average, power, and is just an on-base machine. 35 walks against 12 K's.

One scout said, "if he gets a pitch in the zone, he crushes it, if he doesn't, he doesn't swing..."

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The Rice 3B is projected to have "Gold Glove" caliber defense at 3B, and some say he could even handle 2B.

He is the most polished college hitter in the ranks. He hits for average, power, and is just an on-base machine. 35 walks against 12 K's.

One scout said, "if he gets a pitch in the zone, he crushes it, if he doesn't, he doesn't swing..."

Rendon is the top pick to go #1 overall in next years draft. He's only a sophmore this year.

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The Rice 3B is projected to have "Gold Glove" caliber defense at 3B, and some say he could even handle 2B.

He is the most polished college hitter in the ranks. He hits for average, power, and is just an on-base machine. 35 walks against 12 K's.

One scout said, "if he gets a pitch in the zone, he crushes it, if he doesn't, he doesn't swing..."

Rendon is a sophomore and will not turn 21 in time to be eligible for the 2010 draft. He'll be a pretty safe bet to go top 5 next year, and is the likely top position player in that class. Here is some video I have of him:

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Rendon is the top pick to go #1 overall in next years draft. He's only a sophmore this year.

I don't know about that right this second. He is up there, but I still see Gerrit Cole as the better prospect. But, OTOH Rendon could be the best 3B prospect since Longoria....Lots of time between now and then...

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I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Alabama shortstop Josh Rutledge. He's a junior, hitting a healthy .370 and I've heard he can handle the position defensively. We could sure use a polished mature SS prospect. Would 2nd round be too high? or might he already be taken by the time we pick in the 2nd?

I'm certainly not a scout, but from what I've seen from Rutledge this season, he appears to be outstanding defensively at SS.

Also Ross Wilson at 2B has really impressed me as well.

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It's certainly fun to contemplate our #1 overall pick. At #3, we're assured of taking a known commodity. Taillon, Pomeranz, McGuire, Ranaudo, Harper, etc...

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Alabama shortstop Josh Rutledge. He's a junior, hitting a healthy .370 and I've heard he can handle the position defensively. We could sure use a polished mature SS prospect. Would 2nd round be too high? or might he already be taken by the time we pick in the 2nd?

Of course, we don't have a second round pick, but if Rutledge is available in the third round, he would be an EXCELLENT choice...he can definitely play SS and his hitting this year has just been better and better....I doubt if he will make it out of the second round, though.

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